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Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Among cases Tuesday, in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, two defendants waived preliminary hearings and were bound over to appear Thursday in Division One of circuit court. Ashley Rose Tharp is charged with felony stealing from November 8th. Brandon Brewer of Kirksville has four counts stemming from December 4th. Brewer is accused […]

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Patrol reports arrest of two in Caldwell County

Two Kansas City women were arrested Sunday morning when driving in Caldwell County. Thirty-nine-year-old Kisha Moore has been accused of driving while revoked, failure to drive on the right half of the road, speeding, and misdemeanor marijuana possession. Moore was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Caldwell County Detention Center. Thirty-one-year-old Shawnteese Jackson was […]

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Multiple arrests reported by patrol over the weekend

Multiple arrests have been reported by the Highway Patrol from the weekend including one in Daviess County and three in Harrison County. Saturday morning, 42-year-old Phillip Cunningham of Junction City, Kansas was taken into custody while in Daviess County. The state patrol accused Cunningham of driving while intoxicated, aggravated offender as well as failure to […]

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Two arrested by patrol in Caldwell County

The Highway Patrol arrested two Independence residents in Caldwell County the morning of December 17th on drug-related allegations. Twenty-seven-year-old Hannah Kennedy was accused of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Thirty-year-old Johnny Beauregard was accused of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior drug offense as […]

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Patrol reports arrest of Iowa man in Caldwell County on numerous accusations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Blockton, Iowa man in Caldwell County on Friday evening, December 11th on multiple allegations. Forty-two-year-old Ty Vaughn was accused of driving while intoxicated—chronic offender, felony driving while revoked or suspended, felony assault—second degree, property damage—first degree, and armed criminal action. Other allegations included abuse or neglect of […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County, Division One, court news for Thursday, December 10, 2020

Several defendants received a sentence with others receiving probation following appearances Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Christopher James Warren pleaded guilty to felony drug possession/synthetic cannabinoid as of November 20th. Warren was sentenced to five years with the department of corrections. Another charge was dismissed. Polo resident Julie […]

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Additional cases in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Among additional cases processed Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, a Galt resident, Ryan Mitchell Hutcherson was placed on probation after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender. He was sentenced to six months at the Grundy County Detention Center which was then suspended by the court and replaced with […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of five area residents

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Kansas City resident was arrested Saturday night in Daviess County and accused of felony counts of possessing marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and expired vehicle registration.  Nineteen-year-old Blayne Pace was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail. Galt […]

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Stolen vehicle, armed carjacking and multi-county pursuit end with suspects in custody

On Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020, Chillicothe dispatch was alerted of a pursuit by the Linn County Sheriff attempting to stop a specific vehicle allegedly involved in a residential burglary in Linn County on Tuesday morning. A vehicle pursuit was reportedly in progress on Highway 36 in Linn County traveling westbound toward Livingston County. The […]

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Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news on November 10, 2020

William Nicholas Griffin of Trenton, during a hearing, admitted violating the terms of probation on original charges from 2016 of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and third-degree assault. On a plea agreement, Griffin was ordered to serve an additional 30 days in the Grundy County Detention Center for the DWI charge and then that case will […]